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. abc7 news reporter kera clapper is live in napa where they are watching that river rise inch by inch. >> yes. inch by inch, carolyn, especially as the rain continues to fall. i've come to the realization this is my lot in life, to be put in situations where the rain is blowing horizontally at me all morning long. the wind is whipping through napa. we have a look at the river this morning whereas carolyn mentioned, flooding is a concern. it was expected that the river would surpass it's flood level about noon today. now that's changed. estimates go anywhere from 1:00 p.m. to between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. estimates are the water could rise and reach 25 to 27 feet. elsewhere here in napa you can see downtown. it is just soaked. the whole city is soaking wet. wind again a big factor this morning. not a lot of cars on the road. i popped into the one business open. that's starbucks on the corner. they say they are a lot emptier than they usually are this time of morning. normally people are out but people are staying inside and that's probably a good thing as the wind and rain creates ve
outages. 44 u.s. el sabroe and richmond has 11 outages affecting 1500 customers. the napa river is in danger of over flowing its banks. there is a flood warning posted right now. the river expected to reach flood stage this afternoon. abc7 news reporter cara clapper has been in napa throwout the morning. throughout the morning. cara, you have the latest. >> good morning, carolyn, i do. the flood warning remains in affect for the napa river in nap ma and saint huh h -- saint helena. it is surging, swelling. it was not this high a few hours ago. you can see the storm debris flowing through the river, and this rain is continuing. relentless day luge hitting us in downtown napa this, month. because the soil is already so saturated the rain is expected to pus the -- to push the napa river to the flood stage. the flood level is 25.1 feet in napa, but they are projecting the water could go as high as 27 feet between 1:00 this afternoon and 6:00 this evening. as we all know, downtown napa saw the river overwhelm and over flow in 2005. thousands of acres flooded. residents were evacuated
... >> there is a flash flood watch for sonoma county. in fact, the napa and russian rivers could be reaching flood stage later today. this is a live look at the golden gate. the water is on the pavement, with slow going, little traffic but they give you an idea that we're dealing with on the bay area bridges this morning. >> there was a lot of weekend events have been cancelled. thankfully, not that many accidents. this has been been north bay and impacting the santa cruz mountains >> we say it over and over but please keep both hands on the wheel and the wind condition of the bridges of be extra careful. >> i felt that wind. >> same here. >> a historic building is now in ruins, coming up. he tel coming up details coming up we continue to track the wind, the storms, with the strong winds and the bay bridge. from our mount tam and in the middle, look at that that 2005 under feet. and the san mateo bridge also looks wet. >> we just received an accident on west highway 24. before fish ranch road with a downed tree. the 2 right lane is are blocked. and we will bring you that latest information if you are go
in sonoma county and earlier the flood was canceled. we will have more at 11:30, but first to napa county as john alston shows us, there was some some flooding, but note day luge they feared. >>iver the river reached its pek at 6:00 p.m. and stayed in its banks and nobody was flooded. officials give credit to the flood control project. >> i am thankful the engineers engineered correctly. >> the project seems to be working. i was a big skeptic, but i think it is doing its job. >> the napa river was expected to go a foot above flood stage which is five miles north of downtown. it is mainly an agricultural area with a few homes nearby. >> it could get me wet around the property. i have a natural drainage swell that runs through the vineyards. we will find out. hopefully we will stay dry. >> we had two inches in our yard , and they were calling for 3 to 7. that had a lot to do with it. it is just the way nature works. >> a few businesses along main street kept sandbags, but they were not needed. >> we came in this morning and the owner said, you can move them. we are not sure what is going to
in napa still county still closely watching the napa river. but there's good news -- the river is expected to stay below flood stage. several roads cover a peach orchard and several other vineyards were flooded. >> deer park, silverado, pretty flooded, where the peachtrees are. >> reporter: and st. helena, recorded almost 4 inches of rain in just 24 hours. the flood warning for the russian river has been canceled. forecasters say it will not jump over the banks near guerneville. sonoma county opened an emergency operations center just because of flooding after the daker it passed. >>> 7:03. pg&e expects to restore power today to most of the areas experiencing outages from yesterday's storm. the utility has returned power to another 200 customers in the past two hours. the north bay and east bay regions now have 625 without power and the east bay, 595 and the south bay, 655, still in the dark. >>> police say a chase started hen they tried to stop a car speeding in san jose. it turns out the suspect, 27- year-old rohilio pena, ran on foot. he was caught and arrested. >>> also, two chp office
. the truck driver was not hurt. > heavy equipment is moving into move rocks off a napa county highway after a slide there. it appears half the hillside came down. the highway patrol said it wants people to avoid the area because the roads will be closed. >>> in sonoma, highway one will stay closed at least until next friday. the stretch of roadway was closed on wednesday after a section was damaged during the recent storms. at first there were report that the road would reopen yesterday but caltrans said that crews are still working on repairs, detours are currently in place. >> your time is 7:08. chilly outside though i think rosemary said that we should have a nice day in store today right? >> relatively mild for december. low 60's in the forecast. mid60s by tomorrow. all in all just a nice weekend. we will have fair skies overhead for today. high clouds drifting at some point this morning. it's the low clouds that we are dealing with and the patchy dense fog, giving you a live look there at a few patches offing to and some sun. we have sunrising in the next couple minutes, the official
. >> reporter: in wine country, rivers raged. ragehe flood prone city of napa was spared. be mayor says that's because overspent $250 million over the r st 20 years to keep the nearby napa river out of city streets. er the water was coming very fast and furious. but the culvert system we've teated was able to take that extra water and get it safely through town. th reporter: most of the flooding was confined to finedultural areas like this ltural arunty vineyard owned by s muchrson. >> that was under as much as six waet of water. noteporter: but he's not worried. grateft, he's grateful. > this just recharges our water supply and makes it better for next year's potential growth. we don't have to irrigate the vines maybe as much as we'd have to irrigate in a year without any flooding. >> reporter: there are still about 15,000 customers without power this morning. the majority of them here in sonoma county. this area got more than two inches of rain in the last 24 hours and, norah and charlie, there is now more rain in the forecast for tomorrow. ary of stately as much as we saw ton week. >> th
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